The Vice-Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has paid glowing tribute to retired professors and other Administrative Staff of KNUST who are above 70-years for their significant contributions towards the development of the University. The initiative is one of the many programmes designed by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor (Mrs.) Rita Akosua Dickson to support the welfare of both active and retired staff of the University.
The Vice-Chancellor used the opportunity to congratulate the over 31 retired employees she visited for their selflessness, dedication, and most importantly, their hard work, which has led to the University's current growth and enviable position. She asked the retirees to pray for God's guidance for the present Management and to keep track of the University's progress so that they can provide inputs.
The retirees who were humbled by the Vice-Chancellor’s gesture expressed their excitement for the honour. They were glad for such an initiative, stating that, that was the first time the University Management has paid them a working visit to enquire about their wellbeing after they have retired from the services of the University.
The following are sampled comments:
“Your presence, your kind words of encouragement, your gifts, and your prayers made this visit so graceful and memorable,” says Prof. Nana K. Frimpong-Mensah.
“You have demonstrated a strong sense of commitment to the wellbeing of your active staff and retirees and this is highly commendable. It is my prayer that the good Lord will continue to grant you the enabling spirit to carry on with the strong quality leadership throughout your tenure at the University.” - Prof. (Mrs.) Comfort Charity Atuahene.
“Together you (the Vice-Chancellor) and others of the KNUST Management team have made my day and the beginning of the New Year 2022 a great one; and I am very grateful,” says Prof. Stephen E. Owusu.
“My family and I are most grateful and impressed by your outward display of love and commitment towards your colleagues who are on pension. We are grateful for the way your Administration has been supportive. To receive the Vice-Chancellor and her team in my house as visitors is a sign of dedication and love to former workers of the University.”- Prof. Sir Dr. Dr. G.W. Brobby.
“As far back as we can remember, this is the first time a visit of this nature has occurred and in addition to the visit, we were given some money to carry us through that period of the year when extra money is a huge blessing. The icing on the cake was the prayer said for each of us by the University Chaplain. We hope that this innovative visit by Management to retired and often forgotten members of the University will become a normal practice. May the good Lord bless all those involved in this project as we cannot forget the kindness, concern, and love the University Management has exhibited. We are indeed very grateful,” Says Dr. O.S Olympio, Prof. S.A Osei, Prof. D.B Okai and Prof. C.C. Atuahene.
“My wife and I wish to express to you our deep appreciation for your visit to our home. Your presence was a big surprise. It is often said that little progress each day adds up to big progress. It is therefore very heartening to learn from you that you have not taken the contributions of past employees for granted. Your visit to our home with Registrar and Reverend to pray for us speaks volumes to me.” - Prof. P. Gyawu.
The following are some of the retired staff who who were visited: Prof. Comfort Atuahene, Prof. Kwame Sarpong, Prof. Richmond Teye Ackam, Prof. Anthony A. Adimado, Prof. Henry Brew Ato-Delaquis, Prof. Ebenezer Jackson, Prof. Francis Boakye, Mr Kwasi Owusu-Adade, Prof. Sir Dr. Dr. George Wireko-Brobby, Prof. Keshaw Singh, Prof. (Mrs.) Margaret T. Frempong, Mr. Jeybona Wilson Awuku-Appiah, Prof. S.E. Owusu, Prof. Daniel Boye Okai, Prof. Bernard Walter L. LAWSON, Prof. Merlin Lincoln Kwao Mensah, Prof. John Sefah Kwadwo Ayim, Prof. Victoria Pearl Dzogbefia, Prof. Mensah Frimpong, Prof. Francis Warings Yao Momade, Prof. Johnson Kwaku Kwakye, Dr. Eric Ayim Palmer-Amaning, Dr. Oscar Simon Olympia, Prof. Kwame Opoku Agyeman, Prof. S. O. Asiamah, Prof. Stephen Alfred Osei, Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Kwaku Asante, Mr. Joseph Nsiah, Prof. Ernestina Agnes Addy, Prof. Gyawu, Prof. Boakye Yiadom, Prof. J.W. Acheampong, Prof. John Owusu Addo, Mr. Isaac John Arthur, Mr. J.A. Omari, Prof. I.K. Djokoto, Rev. Prof. Osei Safo Kantanka, Mrs. Sophia Quarshie-Sam and husband, Prof. S.J. Quarshie-Sam, Prof. Amonoo-Neizer, Prof. Wellington, Prof. E.K.A. Tamakloe, Prof. (Mrs.) Martha A Tamakloe, and Dr. A.C. Sackeyfio.
The Vice-Chancellor was accompanied by the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ellis Owusu-Dabo, the Registrar, Mr. Andrews Kwasi Boateng, the Protestant Chaplain, Rev. Dr. J.W. Acheampong, the University Relations Officer, Dr. Daniel Norris Bekoe, and the Welfare Officer, Mr. Charles Arthur.